New Television Workshop Collection

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Buddha's Door

Copyright Date:
1988

Artist:
Luby, Abby

Extent:
See the records for "New Television, Episode 505 (1989)" and "New Television, Episode 108 (1991)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

Background:
"Buddha's Door" was included as a segment on Episode 505 of the 1989 season, and as part of Episode 108 of the 1991 season of "New Television."

Scope:
See the records for "New Television, Episode 505 (1989)" and "New Television, Episode 108 (1991)" for descriptions of videos containing this work.

This short work shows the power of the camera as choreographer. Scenes of people exiting a city building through its revolving door are played backwards so that they appear to be entering the door. The effect is odd. The individuals seem to instinctively know where the door is and to enter its path of motion without so much as a look over their shoulder. Close-ups of the door in motion are incorporated. No credit information outside of the artist's name is supplied. The work is approximately three and one-half minutes in length.



Subjects:
Revolving doors


See Also:
New Television, Episode 505 (1989)





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